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2015 IDEA Winner Now Semifinalist in MN Cup

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Will Weaver founder of Lit Weaver, is a 2015 IDEA Winner and now a semifinalist in the MN Cup competition. He will represent Beltrami County in the nation's largest statewide new venture competition.
LitWeaver, Inc. is a cloud-based digital curriculum provider for grades 5-12, designed to address the opportunities and challenges of 21st century education. 
Congrats Will! You can read more about the MN Cup by clicking here. 



Impacting the Region

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The population sign may read 262, a small number - but the saying, "quality over quantity" rings true in Kelliher, Minnesota.

The Northwest Minnesota Foundation serves a 12 county region. It is a vast rural area, with towns big and small. There is a sense of community pride among residents and when there is a job to accomplish - they bind together to get it done.

Kelliher is one of those small towns accessing the foundation's services to make their community a better place to live and work. If you're passing through this town, you may never know how much work is actually being done. So we're here to give you an inside look!


Kelliher is a town of about 265 people (2013) located between Blackduck and Baudette. It is a gateway to Upper Red Lake’s fishing tourism, and a historic logging community. Kelliher public schools K-12 enrollment was about 250 during the 2014-2015 school year. Most of those students are bused in from Redby, 45 miles away.

Native American st…